Cmdlets is a Scripting Interface and provides us to
do command line operations in Windows Azure Platform. Using it we
can automate the day to day tasks like deployment, changing configuration etc.
through the usage of scripts.
The Cmdlets can be
downloaded from codeplex. The latest version while writing this
article was 2.0. You can download Cmdlets using the following
opening the link click on the Download button on the right side.
downloading, execute the file and run the startHere.cmd file from the
folder. The following Dependency Checker will be executed. The
Dependency Checker ensures that the required components are available on the
the above screen 2 of the components are missing. If any of the
components is missing, use the Download link to install and re-run the
Once all the dependencies are installed the
Dependency Checker will show the following result.
you can go back to the command window and enter Y to
proceeding with installation the following options will be
the option 1 t o install PowerShell as a Snap-in.
the installation open Windows PowerShell. You can open it
opening the PowerShell window enter the following command to load the Snap
concludes the loading of snap in to the PowerShell. Now you can
enter the command to view all cmdlets in the
Command: Get-Command -Module
above listing of the cmdlets confirms the successful loading of package.
This concludes the article on Introduction and
Installation of PowerShell Cmdlets for Windows Azure. In the next
article we can explore the usage of commands to automate some of the manual
tasks we perform.
this article we have explored about Cmdlets and Installation.
Cmdlets provides higher speed and flexibility in real time development
scenarios. We can use manual or automated way of using